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Galveston Island's fun and family-friendly dog show - the 4th annual A Bark in the Park - is set for Saturday, April 26th. To take place again in the historic, beautifully- tree-shaded Kempner Park, 27th and Avenue O, this canine competition will take place between 10am-2pm.
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Thrill Seekers and Pier Lovers! Head down to the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier for Crazy Crawfish Weekend! You'll enjoy live zydeco music, crawfish, and $5 Walk-On Passes. Featuring 16 rides, 11 midway games, great food & shops, & fun!
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It's Island Time!
With spring now in full blossom, there's never been a better time to make your plans for an Island getaway!

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Slap Ya' Mamma, It's Crawfish Season!
It's springtime again, and that means CRAWFISH!'s Lee Roane takes a look at 3 of the Island's best spots for this fiery fave!

Galveston Al Fresco
When visiting Galveston Island, one of the first things visitors want to know is where they can go for great food and drinks while soaking in the Island's great outdoor atmosphere.

Number 13: A New Jewel on Galveston Island
A true pleasure when writing a restaurant review is discovering a jewel of a dining establishment. We found one in Number 13.

RCI's LIBERTY OF THE SEAS Sets Sail from the Island in 2015
Royal Caribbean International this week announced its 2015-2016 year-round sailings from Galveston, Texas. Beginning winter 2015, Liberty of the Seas will take over weekly Caribbean sailings from Galveston, offering Texas vacationers a newer and larger ship.

UTMB Collaborates with U.S. Navy and Peruvian Universities to Study Infectious Diseases
To better understand infections that might spread to the United States, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston is collaborating with the U.S. Navy and the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia at Lima, Peru, to study infectious diseases in Cusco, Peru.

The Official Texas Sea Turtle Shell-e-bration Highlights One Year Anniversary
You might call it Texas’ Day of the Turtle – the state’s very own turtle. On May 10th, a so-called “shell-e-bration” will be held on the first anniversary of the Kemp’s ridley being named the official sea turtle of Texas.

To Buy or Not to Buy?
If you’ve ever been hit by a final bill that resembles the current national debt, you might consider purchasing a beverage package.

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Galveston's Grand 1894 Opera House is presenting a series of exciting performances - sure to have you laughing in the aisles, tapping your feet, and clapping your hands.

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Rosenberg Library features monthly Treasures of the Month featuring an array of interesting topics from the Island's history.

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Artist Boat is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and preservation of coastal margins and the marine environment through the disciplines of the sciences and the arts. Check out their fall schedule - online now!

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While there is a lot to do in Galveston, it's also a place where it feels comfortable to do little. At 10.4 miles long, the seawall lining the Gulf of Mexico is the world's longest continuous sidewalk and attracts walkers, joggers, bicyclists, surfers, sunbathers, skaters and sightseers year-round. It's a great place to exercise or just sit to watch a flock of brown pelicans skim across the waves at sunset.

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Clean Galveston has been around since 1982 when it was started to help with litter abatement and city beautification. Since then it has spent countless dollars on projects to keep Galveston as clean and beautiful as possible. & Company RSS: News  

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